How to Root the Samsung Galaxy S5

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The brand new Samsung Galaxy S5 is a powerful flagship device full of impressive specs and features. Samsung added a stunning camera on the back along with a heart rate sensor, and there’s even a fingerprint scanner on the front for additional security. Even though the Galaxy S5 is packed full of features and options, […]

Market Helper Makes Apps Compatible When Play Store Says Otherwise

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An app called Market Helper helps users download apps from the Google Play Store, even if the store reports the app as incompatible with the user’s phone. When a user finds a great app they want to try, the Play Store often disappoints by reporting apps as incompatible. This often occurs for arbitrary reasons, such […]

Kindle Fire 6.2.1 Update Can Be Rooted and Blocked With Some Work

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The Amazon Kindle update did more than add a little polish to the interface. It also broke the one-click rooting method developers posted over at the XDA Developer’s Forum. You can still keep root if you block the over the air update (version 6.2.1) that Amazon started to push out this week. If you’ve already […]

Motorola Droid 3 Gets Rooted, Brings Hope for the Droid Bionic

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The Motorola Droid 3 has reportedly been rooted by XDA member djrbliss aka Dan Rosenberg and while this is huge news for Droid 3 owners, it also could be amazing news for those of you thinking about buying the upcoming Motorola Droid Bionic. If Rosenberg has indeed figured this out, and it looks like he […]

How To “Auto” Root the HTC Thunderbolt on a Mac [Video]

HTC Thunderbolt Root Process for Mac

There is a video on Youtube showing how to “auto” root your HTC Thunderbolt thanks to a program written by the thetechREF who posted it. We put “auto” in quotes because it does require interaction from the user, but at least there are no command line strings to enter into Terminal and you don’t need […]

Google Movies for Android Blocked on Rooted Devices

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Back at Google I/O, Google launched a new service called Google Movies for Android that allows device owners to rent movies straight from the Android Market. The only problem is, Google is blocking the service on rooted devices. According to a discovery made by Android Central, rooted devices are currently not supported “due to requirements […]

Nook Color 1.2 Update Fiasco Advice and 2nd Update

Nook Color 1.2 Running Amazon Kindle and More

A full day after the infamous Nook Color 1.2 software update and a few people are still having some issues. Fortunately, most are like me – fully updated and back to normal. But for those who are not, it is quite frustrating, especially if you have gotten used to using and loving the Nook Color […]

Nook Color Apps Requested by Barnes & Noble

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Barnes & Noble is seeking apps for its upcoming Nook Color app store, which has been rumored to be launching sometime this month. The device has already become a favorite for its price and hackability. “Rooting” a Nook turns it into an inexpensive Android tablet capable of downloading and installing Android Marketplace apps as well […]